Michael A. D’Anthony

Michael D'Anthony

Born in Red Bank and raised in Middletown, NJ, Michael 66, passed away on 5/21/24 from a long battle with cancer. He passed at home surrounded by his family.

From the age of 9 until HS graduation, he worked in various local family businesses (Henry’s, Andy’s Market and Village Sweet Shop) where he learned the importance of thanking each customer.  Upon HS graduation he attended Saint Leo University, San Antonio, FL. obtaining a degree in accounting.

He worked in Corporate America for 36 years starting with approximately 2 years with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in the World Trade Center to obtain the required CPA experience.   The remainder of his career was spent at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the Audit, Real Estate and Agricultural Investments, Security Investments, Broker Dealer Operations and Finance.  During this time Michael worked in NYC and spent 9 years in Alpharetta, GA, managing the SE Audit Region.

He was predeceased by his father Nicholas A. D’Anthony (2004) and Father-in-Law, Thomas A.  Heinz (2022).

He is survived by his loving mother Rosemary D’Anthony, Middletown, NJ, and Jane C. D’Anthony his beautiful loving and caring wife of 36 years along with 4 amazing children, Michael A. D’Anthony II, Atlanta, GA, John L. D’Anthony, Lopatcong, NJ, Dominique A. D’Anthony and husband Joseph Skopowski, San Diego, CA. Jennifer D’Anthony, Jacksonville, FL. His two Boston Terrier dogs Herman and Hubert.  He is also survived by two crazy sisters, Donna Rakowski and her Husband David, Point Pleasant, NJ. Nicole Coyle and Michael Kelly, Ocean Point, NJ. As well as Mary and James Phillips, Carol and Peter Bennett, Thomas and Mary Heinz, Diane and Blaine Harper and Mother-in-Law, Hildegard Heinz. As well as many, dearly loved nephews and nieces’, “sustainably adequate” friends and the Esophagus Cancer Support Group.  As a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Michael’s hobbies included politics, watching Mets and Yankee and football games, cooking his famous Puttanesca sauce and meatballs. He loved collecting old stuff, washing his cars, yard work, jogging, weightlifting and tennis.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers or Esophagus Support Group of Phila. P.O. Box 1639, Media, PA. 19063.

Lastly, the D’Anthony family would like to thank the various angels and saints located in the St. Lukes Warren County Infusion Center, UPenn and Compassionate Care who cared for Michael during his 9-year illness journey.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd. Middletown, NJ, 07748. Inurnment will then take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Red Bank, NJ.

The Finegan Funeral Homes of Phillipsburg and Alpha, NJ, have been entrusted with his arrangements.